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    Unique ID Code: 0000010164
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 2/11/2000 00:27
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    Angela`s Ashes (US)

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    Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 146 mins
    Retail Price: $29.99
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    Life in impoverished Depression-era Ireland holds little promise for young Frank McCourt, the oldest son in a tightly-knit family. Frank embarks on an inspiring journey to overcome the poverty of his childhood and reach the land of his dreams: America.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Pan & Scan 1.33:1
    Widescreen Letterbox 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 French

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Alan Parker

    Written By:

    Pauline McLynn
    Ronnie Masterson
    Michael Legge
    Ciaran Owens
    Joe Breen
    Robert Carlyle
    Emily Watson

    Casting By:
    Juliet Taylor
    Ros Hubbard
    John Hubbard

    Soundtrack By:
    John Williams

    Director of Photography:
    Michael Seresin

    Gerry Hambling

    Costume Designer:
    Consolata Boyle

    Production Designer:
    Geoffrey Kirkland

    David Wimbury
    Scott Rudin
    Alan Parker
    Doochy Moult
    Kit Golden
    James Flynn
    David Brown

    Executive Producer:
    Eric Steel
    Adam Schroeder

    Paramount Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    A slow and long drama that seems to be getting nowhere, but actually tells a touching story of a miserable childhood in Ireland.
    The video transfer is excellent. The colors and the hues change throughout the movie and portray a very gloomy atmosphere. There are no compression signs at all.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good. Since this is a movie which is mainly based on conversations (and narration), the surrounds are hardly used, but this is totally appropriate. The dialog is always clear (although I did have to put on the English subtitles since the Irish accent was overwhelming at times).
    The menus are static and simple.
    The extras include 2 behind the scenes featurettes and 2 commentary tracks (one by the director, who seemed a bit bored with doing this commentary, and the other by
    the author).
    All in all this is a fine movie that will make you sigh over Frank McCourt`s miserable childhood.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 29/10/2000 09:04